Thursday, February 11, 2010

Theme Thursday: Mirror

There are two ways of spreading light: to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it.
–E. Wharton

Here it is, Theme Thursday again. I had such plans for this theme, too. Genes appearing as mirrors of ancestors, or more recently, grandmothers. The Distant Mirror of the Middle Ages. The silvering mirror in my bathroom that give back a ghostly sort of reflection.

Then, BANG! Thursday has whirled around the carousel of the week again and presented itself in front of me. Well, I can supply a link to a program I try to remember to listen to every Friday evening (or Sunday morning, whenever).

23 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Yes Thursday has the habit of creeping up on us. Thanks for the link to the radio programme.

Roy said...

Ah! I love Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror; great book!

The music program looks interesting. I'll have to give it a listen.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Are we the candle or the mirror? Or possibly hiding from both. -J

Jaime said...

these posts always seem to sneak up on me too. i really like the wharton quote.

e said...

Love the Wharton quote and thanks for the link. I'll be sure to listen. Happy TT!

croneandbearit said...

Tis alright - Thursdays can be sneaky little things. Reflections rarely require a mirror. And the ones that do I tend to shy away from these days...sigh...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i'd say since you brought all your plans up you have done a good job with your tt post.

who said brevity is the soul of wit!

your kitty would be very proud of this post!

that wharton quote is one of my faves!

hugs and happy tt!!

VE said...

At least you reflected upon what you would have done...and reflection is very mirror like. I'll accept it!

California Girl said...

i know what you mean. i copied a recent post from my other blog and posted it. i couldn't really improve on the post as i haven't changed my mind.

subby said...

You have a haunted mirror? Oooohh! Off to explore the link :)

Tom said...

i'm gonna listen while i peruse the TT's. Thanks.

Betsy said...

I almost used that same quote today! Happy TT!

Jasmine said...

Such a clever take on the theme. i did ot think of the gene connection. One of the best :)

Kurt said...

I'm sort of a tarnished mirror.

Kris said...

Is it bad luck to eat a mirror?

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

To be the candle or the mirror.
Not such a simple question, right?
Time flies.
No mirror can prevent that.
hugs
shakira

Dot-Com said...

Thanks for the link - and happy TT. I know the feeling of Thursday just suddenly being there... while the blog post isn't always!

Titanium said...

Sometimes, the best mirror I’ve got is my daughter’s eyes.

IK said...

Thank you for the quote and your reflections about mirrors. With my recent study of genes, it is neat to think of them as mirrors of our ancestors. I never thought of it like that.

JeffScape said...

Hah! It happens to us all.

Darned intrusive real world. How dare it!

JGH said...

I know what you mean. Oh, the Thursdays I could theme if I just didn't have this pesky real world job.

Thanks for the link!

Mrsupole said...

Great quote and I too never thought of our genes as a mirror although they do call it a gene pool and maybe they meant it as a reflection of us carrying on the looks of our ancestors. Or maybe they just meant a group of genes, but I like your idea better.

Thanks for the link, I will check it out. And it also seems to me like we just got the theme subject and then the posts start showing up on my RSS feed. I think I am always late with my post or others are early, but then I know it is because of the time zones, mostly.

Happy TT

God bless.

CocoDivaDog said...

Your observation about our genes being the mirror of our ancestors strikes a chord with me. I've been thinking about my paternal grandfather who was such a type-A personality. And I've got that too. ack.
How have you been coping with winter so far?